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Attention Australians

In order to lower our postage costs to less than the cost of the book itself (!)

Aussies: Introduce yourselves!

Tessa
3 years ago
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(4 months, 5 days ago)Hi Craig I have been here for a few years and initially was pleased with the books available. However postage costs forced me to limit my mooching within Austrailia and finding the range of books available to mooch has declined over time.. I remain active and check every few days and occasionally find something I like.. Great to see you come on board as more members hopefully equates to more books :) Your reservation is waiting ;) Jenny
Jenny 
(4 months, 5 days ago)Australian BookMoochers - Hello Just joined and plan to give this online book-loving community a try for a few months. Not entirely sure (yet) how active the Australian members are. See how we go. Feel free to connect. Best Regards, Craig
CraigHodges
(2 years ago)Thanks for your replies HeyJupiter. Jupiter is one of my fav. planets! So many moons. : )
Kim D
(2 years ago)Hi again Kim, If you are still wondering about how to create a new forum message on the Aussie Moochers forum.....on the main 'Australian Moochers' forum page there is a drop down menu on top right of screen, click on 'write new message', enter your subject heading, and then the message. Hope that helps :) HeyJupiter. (again, LOL!)
HeyJupiter.
(2 years ago)Hi Kim, To change your status to 'Ask First'.....on your member home page click on 'account', then 'profile', and towards the bottom, just before the red security code you should see a drop down menu titled 'I am willing to send books to' and that's where you can select 'ask first'. Then just save your profile. Hope that helps :) HeyJupiter.
HeyJupiter.
(2 years ago)Hi, Kim in Melbourne, Victoria here. I just posted two books to the US and the cost has gone up heaps, so I want to change my OS mooch settings to "Ask first" but I can't figure out how to do it. Can anyone help? I'd post this as a separate topic but I haven't figured out how to do that either ; ). Happy Mooching.
Kim D
(2 years ago)I just wrote to Jessie at http://jesscreadsbooks.wordpress.com/ who I became acquaintanced with a couple of years ago and will try and follow the blog links from there. I think if we can get the word out on a few book related blogs like hers it might get the ball rolling. Blogs are a great for getting the word out, once an idea rolls it can really snowball. I'll give it a try! Hey and thanks for the GoodReads link. Looks like a great site, I just signed up :)
luciaa
(2 years ago)Hi Yeah I've noticed the same thing lately. That things are getting a bit slow on the Aussie side. Maybe because you can no longer filter recently added to Australia. I started a forum here for aussies to post their recently added books. I liked your ideas about spreading the word through blogs etc. I'm a member of Goodreads.com so I might put something on the aussie forum there.
Melissa
(2 years ago)Hello Aussie Moochers! Is this thread stilly going? I have been using Book Mooch for some time now but have been a wee bit disappointed by how slow things have been. I don't really want to trade internationally because I want to keep my ecological footprint down. But the Australian inventory seems to be really low, I mainly just get Mooch mails from the US. I'm guessing the site is not that well know down under, I was thinking maybe of approaching some book blogs and shops and spreading the word?? Anyone have any thoughts on this, or some advice for me on how I can improve my mooching technique? :) Thank you! PS. Pat I tried contacting Book Mooch too and got no response either. I tried asking them how I change my settings so that I only get emails about Australian mooches. Seems they are too busy to reply to our queries.
luciaa
(3 years ago)Hi, I am Alex from Sydney. Sci-fi is my thing but I like thrillers too.
Alex Wellner
(3 years ago)Hi! Adele from Sydney
Adele
(3 years ago)HI i'm pat from Qld I am still trying to get my books up on this website I have typed in 10 books but nothing seems to be there, I have asked for help from bookmooch no answer any ideas
pat
(3 years ago)Hi. I'm Michelle in NSW, near Sydney. Loving BM!
Michelle
(3 years ago)Hi! Melissa from NSW
Melissa
(3 years ago)Hi, I'm Dee in Queensland
Dee Dicen Hunt
(3 years ago)Marianne in NSW
Marianne
(3 years ago)Hey there! Thanks for posting.
Tessa
(3 years ago)Hi, I'm Diana and I'm from Victoria as well.
Diana
Recently added Aussie books

Is anyone else experiencing difficulties in loading the recently added books for Australia feature?
I have enjoyed using this and picked up some good books but when I click on this in the past few days I am getting a blank screen.
Happy mooching and hope to hear from you soon.

Diana
3 years ago
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(2 years ago)Just checked it out and have found that you can search by country again.
Kim D
(2 years ago)Does anyone know if this is still a problem? Also - hello fellow Aussie bookmoochers. : )
Kim D
(3 years ago)There's a discussion about this problem under Browsing books.... on the Bookmooch Discussion forum. There seems to be a problem filtering by either Country or Genre. I hope they fix it soon.
Steve
(3 years ago)Hi Yeah for about the past week, I've had the same thing. I really liked using it to look for new Aussie books available. I wonder if its a bookmooch or twitter issue?
Melissa
Peter Corris books

Sorry to crash your forum folks, but I wanted to ask and this seemed as good a place as any... I have a number of Peter Corris titles waitlisted and I am wondering if any of you have some copies lying around that you didn't know other folks wanted? Or if someone would be willing to check a used bookstore for cheap, readable copies for a US fan?

Thanks for listening and sorry for the interruption.

Kerry
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)I visit op shops (thrift stores) regularly so will watch out for you. Haven't read a Peter Corris for years but did like the Cliff Hardy series!
Diana
Australian Authors

I'm reading Five bells by Gail Jones. It's a great read So how Do I get to know about other books like this? Is this the right forum.
Issy05

issy05
2 years ago
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(1 year ago)I come across many interesting Aussie titles. I'll post a list at a later date. It would be great to see ABC's First Tuesday Book Club publish a list of all the books that were suggested for Best Australian Novel, I bet there'd be some great suggestions in there. Also there'd be lots of great titles on Premier's Book Prize lists, plus Miles Franklin Award and other such prizes. FWIW I voted for two books published by Sybilla Press in the late 80's 'Gap in the Records' by Jan McKemmish and 'Working Hot' by Mary Fallon, both post modern and feminist, plus 'Watcher on the Cast Iron Balcony' by Hal Porter. There is so much around (if out of print). There are great anthologies and plenty of non-fiction also. I was just looking at what's on my bookshelf, what's "to read" and what I've already read. 'Annie's Coming Out' by Annie McDonald is on my to read list.
Kim D
(2 years ago)Hello Jenny, Thanks for that I've just joined Goodreads & that has a Aussie Book Forum & i joined that too so now thanks to you I now have a blog to go too. So thanks again
issy05
(2 years ago)Isabel I follow an Australian blog that is a great rescource for Australian Lit recommendations with reviews. http://anzlitlovers.com/the-anzlitlovers-list-of-books-you-must-read/ Jenny_jeniwren
Jenny 
(2 years ago)Thanks for your reply. I belong to Library Thing but not for very long and I haven't found my way around yet so I'll keep trying. Good Reads I'll google it Thanks again Isabel
issy05
(2 years ago)Hi Issy, I find 'Library Thing' and 'GoodReads' a great source of book recommendations.....in fact they can sometimes be too good and as a result my TBR pile keeps getting bigger and bigger, LOL!. I find them both good for recommending books in a 'if you like this book, then you might like this book' kind of way.....which it sounds like you are after. I'm sure there are plenty of other websites that do something similar, these are just two that I use. Hope you find it useful, and good luck :)
HeyJupiter.
where to aussie books get posted as no amazon that I can see

trying to add a book to my mooth list horse mad forever by
Kathy Helidoniotis

I am told it is already selling in your part of the world but book mootch has no listing

hawkrave
3 years ago
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(1 year ago)I'm not in Australia or the US but deal with books in a wide variety of languages (Welsh, Tagalog, Hungarian, French, German, Dutch, Latin etc..) and find it easier to look up ISBN and ASINs on Goodreads (or Librarything may also help) and then put the ISBN into BM. If it is not listed on any Amazon anywhere it will still not show up, as that is the data base BM use. The solution then is to add it to your inventory manually, copy and paste the number to a text document and immediately remove it from your inventory. Then the listing is registered on Bookmooch and you should be able to list or wishlist under the number it has assigned to the book, by copying and pasting it into the browse feature. If your settings allow for "related books" the title should then show if someone adds a copy. I tried adding it under the number you gave first, but that does not work. It looks to me as if there is a mistake in the original number as it should have had either 10 or 13 digits and had 14. I've just done that and the number now assigned to it is BM1345882692465121081 (I added it under my personal account tennantfamily UK and my journal library bmjl - so both of those are not real entries and have been removed!) Hope that helps you!
Bookmooch Journal Library Charity
(2 years ago)This sometimes happens to me, sometimes finding a book on Amazon can be a bit hit and miss.
Kim D
(3 years ago)thank you
hawkrave
(3 years ago)Sorry thought you could hand enter for your wishlist but this feature must be for your inventory only. I will keep my eyes out for this book for you!
Diana
(3 years ago)I do not know where to hand enter to wish list tried a hand enter but it went in my inventory and took it out
hawkrave
(3 years ago)Above I have all the info but this ispn does not work to find the book. THat is why I was wondering where you buy your books fom as do not see an amzon that fits your area.
hawkrave
(3 years ago)Horse Mad Forever by Kathy Helidoniotis ISBN 97807322900097 It's Term 3 at Linley, and Ashleigh demonstrates a natural ability for teaching the younger girls. When Claire Carlson, her impossible room-mate, reveals an amazing artistic talent, the two girls connect for the first time. Meanwhile, Ash is introduced to endurance riding and falls head over tail in love with the sport, competing for Linley with her beloved mare Honey. Emily is finally allowed to take formal riding lessons at Linley and she, Ash and Ricki take on India and her posse at the end-of-term funkhana. Back in Shady Creek, Becky has lost the fight to save the Riding Club, and she and Ash are heartbroken as they stand by and watch as Gary′s office is bulldozed. But the club is miraculously saved by Mrs Mac, who offers them a new home at Shady Trails. Shady Creek Riding Club will live forever. Ash comes to realise that changes, while sometimes unexpected and unwelcome, can often help us to grow.
hawkrave
(3 years ago)I've found information about this title on the Harper Collins publishers site but the ISBN isn't coming up on Amazon. Not sure how to help unless you hand enter the details for your wishlist.
Diana
Recently added books

Cause the recently added book search function still doesnt appear to be working, i thought i'd just start this thread so us Aussies can post any need books we've added lately.

Gwen Cooper : Homer's Odyssey. Gwen Cooper

Melissa
3 years ago
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(2 years ago)Nancy Huston The Mark of the Angel K.W. Jeter Blade Runner, Replicant Night Virginia Woolf Orlando: A Biography (Modern Classics S.)
luciaa
(2 years ago)Matthew Brace : Hotel Heaven: Confessions of a Luxury Hotel Addict Sara Gruen : Water for Elephants Shelly Branch : What Would Jackie Do? An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living
Melissa
(3 years ago)Lucy Mangan : The Reluctant Bride: One Woman's Journey (Kicking and Screaming) Down the Aisle
Melissa
(3 years ago)Karen Karbo : How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great Stephanie Klein : Moose: A Memoir Mick O'Hare : Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions
Melissa
(3 years ago)Kathy Griffin : Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin P.J. O'Rourke : Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-binding
Melissa
(3 years ago)Gordon Ramsay : Humble Pie (Quick Reads)
Melissa
(3 years ago)Chris Stewart : Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia
Melissa
(3 years ago)My recent Australian additions:
Peter. Thompson : Bob Brown of the Franklin River.
Brian Wright : In the Name of Decent Citizens: The Trials of Frank de Groot
Ian McNamara : Australia All Over
Desmond Ball : A suitable piece of real estate: American installations in Australia
Tim Flannery : Where is Here? 350 Years of Exploring Australia
Charles [0958710406] McGrath, Amy (eds.) Copeman : Corrupt Elections: Ballot Rigging in Australia
John Hurst : Hawke

Steve
Bookmooch Journalling

Hello!

Come join the Bookmooch Journal Project, a traveling art journals project!

This is something that has been going for some time now, complete with its own blog and a hosting system to track the journals!

We’re always looking for more Bookmooch members to join us and help make the project more exciting. It is based on the general Bookmooch concept of getting books you want and sending books you don’t, but rather than mooching just books you may use your points to mooch traveling art and other journals.

A Bookmooch journal is a book that someone has created and then sent out to other users to make an entry of one or a few pages. When you get one, you have two weeks to add your contribution and relist as one of the books in your inventory on Bookmooch. Then someone else can mooch it form you and when it is completed it will be sent back to the original creator. You can also make your own new journal and have other people make entries!

Search for journals using this keyword: BMJournal

Come join the journey.

Thanks for participating from the folks at the Bookmooch Journal Project (http://bookmoochjournals.com/about/) and the Bookmooch Journal Library Charity (bio:bmjl)

BMJournals Library Charity Australasia Shelf
2 years ago
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New

Hi, I just joined yesterday. I live in Adelaide and read historical fiction, travel literature, biographies/memoirs, and the occasional easy read like an Anita Shreve or a Jodi Piccoult.

Tanalee Smith
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)Hi & welcome! I enjoy the same sort of books too :)
Melissa
(3 years ago)Welcome to Bookmooch and the Australian message board.
Diana